If you have been to the HM web site and noticed there is nothing on the HIKES schedules for either Group, thats because there will be no Hikes until August. I have some personal health issues that will finally be taken care of and I will not be around much over the next 6 weeks or so.
We are already set on a return schedule though. Our infamous FEN Hike at Seven Lakes State Park is the first thing on the S.E.Michigan Groups list. It is blooming time at the FENs in August, and the rare flowers, Orchids, Picher plants and insect life are all in busy mode. We seen a Massasagua rattle snake at the FEN, the last two times we visited there. So hopefully we will get lucky again.
The last week in August will be a very big weekend for the new North/Central Hiking Group. We will be doing our Hartwick Pines weekend, starting with Aldo Leopolds film, Green Fire, being shown at the Museum there. Afterwards we will be led around the giant Pine trees by a Park Ranger and avid Birder. Get ready for some real treats here.
We will be setting up reservations for an overnight Camp at the Parks Campgrounds, and a full gathering campfire Breakfast the next morning. After packing things up, we will head out again on some of the less traveled trails around the lakes in the Park. Lots of wildlife and flowers to be found there.
So that is what we already have planned and in the works for late August. In the meantimeroam around the HM web site and check out the new Downloads and Park Maps, as well as the Outdoor NewsLetter. Dont forget to check out our Facebook page and your already here at the Blog. But most importantly..get out onto those Trails and enjoy the Parks and all the wonders the natural world has for us here in beautiful Michigan.
We will see you out on the Trails real soon. We will still be posting here on the Blog and Facebook pages, and just maybe, there might be a random Hike sneaking into the mix as well.